For some, the desert is synonymous with a wasteland. The fluctuation of extreme heat during the day, extreme cold at night and very little water mean that it is almost impossible for a human to survive long living off the land. Still, the desert is teeming with beauty and is home to some of the most unusual forms of life.
Bringing even more life to the barren desert landscape is artist Ra Paulette. Having never studied art, engineering, sculpting or architecture, Paulette has spent the last 25 years creating massive pieces of art carved in the sandstone of the American desert. What might seem like a small entrance to a cave is actually a doorway into his creative mind.